Why are pigs considered one of the lowest animals, they are the smartest animals and the closest to humans in term of DNA ?

7 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Pigs aren't related to humans. I read somewhere there's scientists who mix pigs with human parts. Think of Frankenstein or the genetic mixing in Noah's day with human and man.

  • 8 months ago

    Probably because of their looks and their eating habits.  

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Åcťuålly our Rodnt friend folk have been

    viewed as the lowst of low for Cntury now

    & are way closr to us than the Pig Animal 

    my dudė !!


  • 9 months ago

    Chimps are the closes in terms of DNA.

    Pigs are simply filthy animals who will eat your $h!t, that is why they get no respect...

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Who said they were low? I suppose they're common but yes, they're smart and they taste good.

  • Craig
    Lv 5
    9 months ago

    Pigs, despite their anatomical similarity to humans, suffer a public relations problem - most likely due to their habit of lying around in mud (made of dirt plus their own waste) in order to stay cool (they don't sweat very well).  Their tendency to eat anything doesn't help - since they will scavenge any living or dead creature they can get a tooth into.

    When humans could simply say "Well, turnabout is fair play - we eat them so why should we be upset to learn that they'll eat us?" - this egalitarian view is stymied by the fact that under-cooked pork can transmit the trichinosis worm.  This is a well-known drawback to pig-eating, and is thought by some cynics to be the reason that pork is forbidden by Judaic and Islamic law.  It's a bit unfair to pigs' reputations though, since many other free-ranging animals also carry the worm, including dogs, cats, horses, rats,  wolves, bears, foxes, and some sea mammals such as walrus.  Many of these are cooked up by humans, without any specific concern about trichinosis even though it's just as likely to be present, as it might be if one was cooking a pig.

  • Justin
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    You may have answered your own question.

    Some cannibal tribes even used to call human flesh 'long pig' in their native tongues. 

    The reason why ancient people would stack heavy stones over grave sites is to keep wild pigs from digging up and eating the corpses. They will eat anything. 

    When well managed, these traits are all quite useful, especially for composting and recycling natural waste. When poorly managed they can spread disease and social disorder capable of wiping out entire tribes very quickly. Their 'intelligence' and similarity to us, (without the wisdom or skills to control or protect themselves), can turn bad quite rapidly for both them and us.

    'Modern' people seem to be somewhere in between in managing animals, including pigs. The animals with the most potential for benefit also tend to have the most destructive qualities as well. How we manage them, (and ourselves), seems to be the key. 

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